Talented 3yr old Calabasas heads to Royal Randwick on Saturday where the colt takes on a class field of three year olds in the time honoured Dulcify Quality over the mile.
Preferment will be out to break a drought of almost three decades when he attempts to defend his Turnbull Stakes crown at Flemington on Sunday.
Last-start Geelong winner Eleonora will press her claims for a start in November’s Gr.1 Victorian Oaks (2500m) when she tackles Sunday’s Gr.2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.
Henry Dwyer’s Leotie remains on a Thousand Guineas path after winning at Bendigo on Thursday.
Top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt is giving his mount Vanbrugh a good lightweight chance in the Group 1 $1m Epsom (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Top Sydney jockey Tommy Berry gives himself a great chance of winning his second Group 1 $750,000 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday with Sacred Master.
He produced arguably the most eye-catching lead-up trial to the spring, but what’s happened to El Divino since has been somewhat of a mystery.
David Vandyke is confident a gear change and new riding tactics for Yankee Rose can help deliver another Group 1 victory for the adopted Queensland trainer in the Flight Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
The outside barrier in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night has thrown jockey Craig’s Newitt’s planned tactics on Extreme Choice into disarray.
Kawi’s broad shoulders will be put to a formidable test if New Zealand’s weight-for-age star makes one more appearance before chasing two massive paydays in Perth.
There are a couple of ways to look at Winx’s win under 57kg in last year’s Epsom Handicap, the feature event of Sydney’s showcase spring raceday, which will be run at Randwick this Saturday.
Fanatic will book her passage to Australia if she races up to expectations at Hawke’s Bay on Saturday.